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Frederick Luther Stukey Jr

Military

Assigned to 343BS, 98BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ploesti raid in B-24 42-40364 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'; shot down near the Yugoslavia/Bulgaria border by enemy fighters during withdrawal from the target. Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 165

SSgt Stukey was on Crew 67-19 with Capt Gunn on movement orders to North Africa on January 27, 1943. He was always assigned to the 98th Bomb Group. He was not assigned to the 389th Bomb Group.

Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), PH, ACM, EAME w/2 campaign stars

Service

People

  • James Gunn

    Military | Captain | B-24 Command Pilot | 98th Bomb Group
    ~ Capt. James A. Gunn, Jr, was Killed In Action (KIA) on the bombing mission over the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, in his B-24D, 42-40364. 1 Aug, 43. ...

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Units served with

  • 98th Bomb Group

    98th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 98th trained for bombardment missions with B-24 Liberators during the first half of 1942. ...

  • 343rd Bomb Squadron

    343rd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established as a B-24 Liberator heavy bomb squadron and trained by Third Air Force. Deployed to Egypt in June 1942 over South Atlantic Transport Route transiting from Morrison Field, Florida though the Caribbean to Brazil; performed trans-Atlantic...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Associated Place

  • Benina

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Little Rock, AR 25 October 1918

Son of Frederick Luther Sr and Minnie Annie Stukey.

Lived in Little Rock, AR, USA 1941
Enlisted Camp Josepth T Robinson, Little Rock, AR 20 June 1942

Camp Josepth T Robinson Little Rock Arkansas

Died Macedonia (FYROM) 1 August 1943
Buried 12 July 1949

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia
Grave 107, Section 15

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 March 2022 19:55:43 decwriter Changes to biography and awards
Sources

Updated awards and bio section. SSgt Stukey was on Crew 67-19 with Capt Gunn on movement orders to North Africa on January 27, 1943. He was always assigned to the 98th Bomb Group. He was not assigned to the 389th Bomb Group.
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49359934/frederick-luther-stukey

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2021 16:08:46 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763641
https://www.fold3.com/image/547379242
https://www.fold3.com/record/90324456/frederick-l-stukey-jr-wwii-army-en...
https://www.fold3.com/record/711072040/stukey-frederick-l-u-s-veterans-g...
https://www.fold3.com/record/702465738/stukey-frederick-l-u-s-wwii-hospi...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49359934/frederick-l-stukey

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2020 14:21:40 decwriter Changes to mission associations
Sources

KIA during Operation Tidal Wave.

Date Contributor Update
04 July 2020 14:10:50 decwriter Changes to awards
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NARA file verified awards.

Date Contributor Update
21 January 2019 14:36:16 decwriter Changes to events
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Updated biography information.

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2018 00:29:45 decwriter Changes to service number
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ASN number on movement order.

Date Contributor Update
22 February 2018 00:28:01 decwriter Changes to highest rank
Sources

Movement order has ASN.

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2018 02:28:31 decwriter Changes to biography and awards
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Movement order has Stukey with 98th BG.

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2018 12:16:06 Lucy May Changes to events and unit associations
Sources

Re-checked MACR 165: https://www.fold3.com/image/1/29417957
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49359934/frederick-l-stukey

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:10:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 165

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